Improved outcomes with early collaborative care of ambulatory heart failure patients discharged from the emergency department.

@article{Lee2010ImprovedOW,
  title={Improved outcomes with early collaborative care of ambulatory heart failure patients discharged from the emergency department.},
  author={Douglas S Lee and Th{\'e}r{\`e}se A. Stukel and Peter C. Austin and David Alter and Michael John Schull and John J. You and A B Chong and David H. Henry and Jack Ven Tu},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2010},
  volume={122 18},
  pages={1806-14}
}
BACKGROUND The type of outpatient physician care after an emergency department visit for heart failure may affect patients' outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS Using the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System, we examined the care and outcomes of heart failure patients who visited and were discharged from the emergency department in Ontario, Canada (April 2004 to March 2007). Early collaborative care by a cardiologist and primary care (PC) physician within 30 days after discharge was compared… CONTINUE READING

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